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Mother Shipton's Cave, Knaresborough

Mother Shipton's Cave

Harrogate Road
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Mother Shipton is England’s most famous Prophetess. She lived some 500 years ago during the reigns of King Henry VIII and Queen Elizabeth I.

Her Prophetic visions became known and feared throughout England, with many of them still proving uncannily accurate today.

The Cave, her legendary birthplace is near to the famous, unique, geological phenomenon - The Petrifying Well. See its magical cascading waters turn items into stone!

The Petrifying Well is England’s Oldest Visitor Attraction, first opening its gates in 1630!

Mother Shiptons Cave & The Petrifying Well lie at the heart of the Mother Shipton Estate – a relic of the Ancient Forest of Knaresborough.

• Mother Shiptons Cave
• The Petrifying Well
• The Old Wishing Well of Good Fortune
• Push button information points
• Museum
• A mile long, beautiful riverside park with scenic picnic areas
• Woodland Walk
• Tea rooms and gift shop
• Two Adventure playgrounds and Trail Quiz with chocolate prize!
• Illustrated information panels

Containing a life size figure of Mother Shipton based on early descriptions with some of her legendary prophecies spinning around her head; the museum is a hit with children and historians alike. Several life size figures fetch history to life, (and a few heads!!) It also gives you chance to have an ice cream or buy a souvenir from the gift area.

Mother Shipton's Cave, Knaresborough

Historic House, Gardens, Restaurant, Tea Room, Picnic Area, Children, Car Park, School Tours Available,

The Mother Shipton Inn
Just outside the Museum pedestrian entrance/exit, at the side of Low Bridge, is a 17th century Inn, formerly known as ‘The Dropping Well Inn’ (the old name for The Petrifying Well) It was renamed in the early 1900’s in honour of our Patron. Although for many years no longer part of the Estate, its handy for visitors to know that refreshment is close at hand.

In case of alteration, please check prices, opening times and any specific important information before booking or visiting

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